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Fear of Letting People Down Makes You Let Yourself Down

By | July 25th, 2019|Family of Origin Counseling, Insecurity Counseling, stress|

Fear of Letting People Down Makes You Let Yourself Down Fear of letting people down is immensely stressful. Fear of letting people down bathes you in conflict, eats away at your sense of right and wrong with acidic guilt eroding your soul. Fear of letting people down puts you in a no-win situation, and that [...]

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How to Deal with a Constantly Critical Partner

By | July 18th, 2019|couples therapy, relationship issues, stress|

How to Deal with a Constantly Critical Partner  The Constantly Critical Partner - a Mixture of Magnetism and Recoil How many times a day do you feel like escaping your constantly critical partner? Remember anticipating that nagging voice of your constantly critical partner on the way home, making you put your wall up before you get [...]

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Stress Eating, Being Overweight and Depression

By | May 19th, 2019|Anger Stress and Health, Depression Counseling, Fear and Panic, stress|

  Stress Eating, Being overweight and Depression Stress eating, depression and being overweight results in hopelessness, helplessness, and hiatus. Stress eating,  being overweight and depression  begin in childhood, alters your hormonal balance including insulin,   propelling you into a trifecta of depression, dis-empowerment and despair. Stress eating, being overweight and depression starts in childhood and continues into [...]

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Personal Empowerment is Crucial for Comfortable Relationships

By | January 10th, 2019|Family Counseing, Individual Counseling, Insecurity Counseling, stress|

Personal Empowerment is Crucial for Comfortable Relationships Personal empowerment means you are in charge of your life; your choices, the outcomes and consequences. Without a well-developed sense of personal empowerment, you give other people power over you; allow them to make decisions for you and then get angry and resentful that your needs and feelings [...]

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Unrealistic Expectations Breed Self-Defeating Behaviors

By | November 29th, 2018|Family of Origin Counseling, Individual Counseling, Insecurity Counseling, relationship issues, stress|

Unrealistic Expectations Breed Self-Defeating Behaviors Unrealistic expectations may be your biggest enemy! Do you ever want something really badly, but then when it comes it sucks? It drops like a massive bomb of disappointment and lets you down. Either it isn’t the right way, or given with the wrong attitude, or not in the right [...]

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Obsessive Passion Leads to Anxiety, Depression and Burnout

By | August 15th, 2017|Depression Counseling, Family of Origin Counseling, stress|

Obsessive Passion Leaves You Empty and Unsatisfied Is obsessive passion driving you when you check your partner’s Facebook page or text messages? When you lose weight and tone up to look more attractive to your partner, is it because you are obsessed with being desired or passionate about being the best you can be? Then [...]

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Marriage Stress and Inflammation in Your Body

By | July 12th, 2017|couples therapy, stress|

Marriage Stress and Inflammation In the Body Stress in her marriage was a regular burden for twenty-nine-year old homemaker Lexi. Arguing with Finn, her thirty-two-year old IT consultant husband about household chores was a daily occurrence. She wanted him to help her and take on more duties, while he felt that he wasn’t appreciated for [...]

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Suppressed Emotions, IBS and Joint Pain

By | June 26th, 2017|Abusive Relationship Counseling, Fear and Pani, Fear and Panic, stress|

Suppressed Emotions, IBS and Joint Pain Suppressed emotions of rage and loss made 36 year-old Jamie’s Sunday Barbecue a washout. Stomach cramps and diarrhea meant he couldn’t relax and be with family celebrating their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. He thought he may have eaten too much ice-cream and fried chicken the night before, and tried [...]

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Releasing Pain in Your Body By Getting in Touch with Buried Emotions

By | June 6th, 2016|stress|

Chronic pain is the most common debilitating experience for a quarter of all American’s under 60 years of age, and costs $635 billion a year to health care services. Opioids caused 18,893 overdose deaths in the United States in 2014, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Andrew Ahn, chief scientific officer of pain research at Lilly, said opioids are effective against acute pain, but have limited and decreasing effectiveness against chronic pain. An article in the Journal of Neuroscience, 2105, reports that strong opiates like morphine offer little relief because they don’t release the rewarding dopamine neurotransmitters that would ease chronic pain. The Journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, 2007 indicates that pain disrupts the process whereby you consolidate your learning into long-term memory storage. So when you can’t form a memory of a good feeling or experience during relaxation, meditation, yoga or other non-invasive practices, your chronic pain quite literally, drives you to distractio

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7 Ways Journaling Can Help You De-Stress and Live Up to Your Potential

By | September 11th, 2015|stress|

Have you ever been told to keep a journal and felt your heart sink to your boots? Is the idea of journaling stressful in itself? Perhaps you don't want to dwell on what's going on inside you because its messy Maybe you want to feel strong and the best way of doing it is to ignore bad feelings and hope they will just go away. You may be veery good at keeping your anger, stress, resentment, revengeful thoughts and feelings under cover, but they have a way of coming out in full force when you are least expecting it. Out of the blue a small irritation turns into a melt down and you don't understand how this could have happened. Your store of anger and stressful experiences found a tiny window when you got irritated and used that moment to escape, embarrasing you in the process.

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